A few tips for bridesmaids
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Whether you’ve been a bridesmaid a handful of times or you’re getting ready to zip yourself into a polyester bridesmaid dress for the very first time, there may be things you find yourself forgetting to do, and making sure you are doing the correct things! Here’s a list of 5 things that all bridesmaids, sometimes, forget to do.
1. Remember to Keep It Simple
The main task of a bridesmaid is to keep on being a good friend to the bride. Even if you feel like you’re getting suffocated by email chains or expenses that surpass the amount of money you have in your savings account, it’s important to put all that aside and be there for the bride in the best way that you can be — as a really stellar friend.
2. Pack a Survival Kit
You’ll need one. Not sure what should go inside? Ask yourself this: what items would you want on you if you just finished playing a round of hockey or netball in the fanciest dress you own? Pack those things (ie. plasters, aspirin, Safety Pins, Snacks).
3. Get to Know the Girls
Comparing being a bridesmaid to a round of hockey or netball, again, you’re a member of a team. Get to know the other bridesmaids and the Maid of Honor. The less strangers on your team, the more you’ll make it to the finish line without any added stress.
4. Say Thank You
Sure you’re handing over your own precious time and money to be a bridesmaid, but it’s respectful and kind to thank the bride for asking you to take on this honor in her wedding. You can simply thank her with a nice card or by taking her out for a girl’s afternoon of nails and lattes.
5. Not Saying No
Being a bridesmaid does not mean you surrender your rights to freedom. You always have the power to say no. So, if you can’t afford an event or can’t make it to the bachelorette party, you can say no. Remember, this should be a fun experience for you too!